Réamhaisnéis limistear na farraige

Forecast valid from: 00:00, Thursday 18 April 2024 until 00:00, Friday 19 April 2024

Small Craft Warning

Westerly winds veering west to northwest will reach force 6 at times on Thursday on coasts from Erris Head to Bloody Foreland to Belfast Lough

Gale Warning

Nil

Meteorological Situation at 21:00 UTC

High pressure of 1031hPa in the mid Atlantic remains slow moving. A weak front over Ireland clears southwards. Further fronts will move down from the north tomorrow in a freshening west to northwest airflow.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Fair Head to Howth Head and for the north Irish Sea.

Wind: Variable force 3 or less. Becoming westerly force 3 or 4 imminent. Soon increasing force 5 or 6 and veering west to northwest later.

Weather: Cloudy or fair at first. Patchy rain or drizzle imminent and soon.

Visibility: Decreasing moderate or poor in precipitation.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Howth Head to Roches Point to Erris Head and for the south Irish Sea.

Wind: Northerly force 3 to 5. Decreasing north to northwest force 3 or 4 imminent. Later increasing westerly force 4 or 5.

Weather: Cloudy or fair with occasional light rain or drizzle.

Visibility: Decreasing moderate or poor in precipitation.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 00:00, Saturday 20 April 2024

Fresh to strong northwest winds decreasing moderate to fresh northerly. Cloudy to fair with patchy drizzle dying out.

Forecast issued at: 00:00, Thursday 18 April 2024

All times are local unless specified